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Find Heavy Haul Loads In Illinois

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Heavy Haul Loads In Illinois

Finding heavy heavy haul and oversized loads in Idaho has never been easier.  VeriTread offers the most USA and Canadian shipper direct freight on our load board than anyone else.  We have hundreds of open deck loads including flatbed, step deck, lowboy, and RGN.

We work with thousands of shippers every month needing oversize load transport, heavy equipment hauling, farm equipment transport, hot shot trucking, partial load shipping, drive away services, specialized heavy haul transport, and more. VeriTread will bring you thousands of opportunities to build a national or local customer base, encourage repeat business, and increase your overall efficiency

When you use VeriTread’s load board for oversize loads, you get access to the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Our patented technology gives integrated dimensions, machinery weights, direct communication with shippers, trailer and permit requirements. This creates a more predictable carrier experience by clearly identifying all of the industry secrets and insider knowledge required to efficiently transport large items.

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DOT & Illinois State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Permits are valid for five days. OPERATING TIME: Permit loads up to 12′ wide, 13′-6″ high, 200′ long authorized 24 hour 7 days a week with one civilian escort when traveling during the hours of darkness. Permit loads up to 14′-6″ wide, up to 15′ high, up to 200′ in length, can now travel seven days a week, one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Loads exceeding these dimensions are allowed to travel one half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset Monday through Friday, and one-half hour before sunrise until noon on Saturday. Overweight only are allowed continuous travel if the permit shows all other dimensions as legal. RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Permit loads on Expressways in Cook County are restricted to a maximum of 120,000 pounds, 12′ wide and/or 13′-6″. Several special restrictions apply in Cook County, as listed on provision sheets (General Provisions B). Loads over 14′-6″ wide up to and including 16′ wide are limited to the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday in the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Madison, McHenry, Monroe, St. Clair and Will. Over 16′ wide may have additional restrictions. No travel from noon the day before major holidays or holiday weekends. Illinois Toll Roads: Maximum width is 10′ except 12′ is allowed on sections that carry I-80 (near Indiana line) and US51 (near Wisconsin line). Gross weight 80,001 – 104,000 costs about $35.00; 104,001 – 120,000 is around $150.00. Maximum gross weight allowed is 120,000. Length exceeding 100′ needs prior approval and special permit. Maximum height 14′-6″; over 13′-6″ is $15.00 extra.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE.  VeriTread is not a permit service nor do we answer permit and escort requirements.  States are constantly changing their rules and regulations, so always read your permits and provision sheets carefully. Due to these changes, VeriTread can not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information.  Please use the link to the state's official DOT page to verify all oversize and over dimensional permitting information with your respective state.



53′ semi-trailer* on designated highways 65′ overall on non-designated *Kingpin to center of rear axle not over 45′-6″, or needs to be permitted. Overhang 3′ front, 4′ rear; more rear overhang is allowed if within legal length limits


8′-6″ on designated highways 8′ on non-designated Height: 13′-6″


80,000 Gross Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 42,500







Notes: No interstate routing is allowed for over 15’-9” height
Height of 16′ or more requires detailed route survey.


Single – 24,000
Tandem – 48,000
Tridem – 60,000 (no single axle to exceed 21,000)
Quad – 60,000 on standard permit, up to 100,000 with a superload permit.
Superload Note: Overweight applications get treated as super loads

EXEMPTIONS: Length limitations do not apply (O/D permit not needed) for vehicles operated in the daytime, Monday through Friday, when transporting beams, poles, pipe, culvert or other objects of a structural nature 80′ or less in length (overall length 100′ or less). Farm tractors and other implements of husbandry may be hauled without a permit during daylight hours (including weekends) when over width only. Permit is still needed if over 13′-6″ high, or over weight.



Over 110′ – one escort
over 145′ – three escorts
over 200′ – State Police


Over 14′-6″ – one escort
Over 16′ – three escorts
Over 18′ – Illinois State Police escorts


Over 14′-6″ – one escort w/ high pole
Over 16′ – route survey to get permit & one escort
over 18′ – two escorts & State Police
Note: Loads exceeding the any two of the above dimensions – two escorts.

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Flags are required on the extremities of all oversize vehicles or loads and all protruding objects. “Oversize Load” signs are required on loads over 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high and/or 75′ long. All oversize/overweight permit loads must display an operable oscillating, rotating or flashing amber light or lights on the tractor. Size of the light(s) is not specified, but it must be visible from both sides and the front, and must be strong enough to be seen for at least 500 feet in the daytime. When visibility of the light is blocked from the rear, and for loads over 80′ long or combinations over 100′ long require a second light is required mounted 10′ of rear of the object, mounted as high as practical over it, is required.

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